Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

84.6 F


    Tales of Trails: Savor spectacular views from thrilling Shafer Trail

    In the 1890s, Moab pioneer brothers Frank M. And John S. Shafer developed the route from what had been a Native American pathway connecting what is now Canyonlands National Park to the river below.

    Tales of Trails: The naming of Fisher Towers

    Fisher Mesa is like a peninsula in the sky, as are most of the mesas of the Colorado Plateau.

    Editorial: 'Forever, I hope'

    We’ve never seen anything like it. Like a slow-motion tidal wave, the COVID-19 virus is flooding the world with realities that are...

    Museum moves into the future to hold onto the past

    Changes that began at the Moab Museum in 2014 — including its closure for renovations since...

    Blast from the Past: Moab wins “Most Scenic Dump”

    How many longtime residents remember when Moab won first place in a Most Scenic Dump competition? Joe Kingsley –...

    Jeep Safari: Where did all the trails come from?

    On Thursday, March 30, 1967, The Times Independent reported “A new tradition was started in Moab last week…”

    John Wesley Powell Museum calls for artists to participate in annual river runners show

    The John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River invites artists to participate in the 14th Annual Canyon River Runners Art Show. Professional and amateur artists of any medium are encouraged to participate, said museum Director Tim Glenn in a statement.

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.